Erie County Reports New Cases, Warns of Variants
Dahlkemper returns with televised COVID-19 update
On Wednesday, June 23, the office of Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper reported five new positive cases of COVID-19, returning with a live video conference at WQLN studios.
Dahlkemper warned that "while our daily case numbers have been low recently, it's important to stay vigilant to protect our entire community." She mentioned the spread of variants, specifically the Delta Variant, and stressed the need for preparedness when it inevitably comes to Erie County. Later in the broadcast, Erie County Department of Health Director Melissa Lyon reiterated the danger of the Delta Variant in particular.
Erie County's cumulative total now stands at 476 total deaths – for a rise of 4 deaths in two weeks.
According to the PA Department of Health, there are 21,208 cumulative positive cases of COVID-19 in Erie County (a rise of 29 cases since our report last week).
There are now 119,779 fully vaccinated residents in Erie County, a 2,826 rise from last week, now accounting for nearly 45% of the entire population, for a 1.4% increase this week. There are currently 17,683 partially vaccinated residents.
Wed 6/17/21 - 4 new cases
Thur 6/18/21 - 9 new cases
Fri 6/19/21 - no new cases
Sat 6/20/21 - 1 new case
Sun 6/21/21 - no new cases
Mon 6/22/21 - 4 new cases
Tues 6/23/21 - 5 new cases
(Dates indicate reporting of statistics, which references the previous day. Due to data verification, there are sometimes initial discrepancies between county and state numbers.)
State, Local, and National Statistics
Today, Pennsylvania saw 174 additional positive cases reported, for a total of 1,210,820 cumulative cases and 1,684 cases this week.
So far, there have been 27,612 deaths statewide, with 98 deaths this week (and 97 reported last week).
So far, 11,244,192 doses of vaccine have been administered in PA, with 238,541 occurring last week.
According to the CDC, there have been 319,872,053 vaccines administered in the US.
The US has a total of 33,395,620 total cases. There have been 12,854 new cases in the last 24 hours.
The total number of deaths in the US is 600,086, with 322 in the last 24 hours.
As for updates in our nearby counties, Crawford County has 7,528 positive cases (up 14 from last week), with 153 deaths (up three).
McKean County has 3,808 positive cases (up eight) and 72 deaths (no change).
Venango County has 4,095 positive cases (up seven) and 100 deaths (up one).
Warren County has 2,643 43 total positive cases (up 20), and 103 deaths (no change).